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Kehillah “Tzadikim” shoutouts, looking at the good around us

In Parshat Noach this week, we learn that Noach is righteous, blameless in his generation. The rabbis debate if Noach was the best of a generation about to be wiped from the face of the earth or actually a righteous...

Kehillah Spring Apparel 2020 – Order before Monday, November 16!

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Lunch Lounge & Couchside Coffee Portal

Click the button below to register for Lunch Lounge. TUES, 12-1PM {{ vc_btn: title=Lunch+Lounge&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fzoom.us%252Fmeeting%252Fregister%252FtJMscOCurTgjH9ZmI0G-NlFxMxrXT9fKfMWS%2520%7C%7C%7C }} Click the button below to register for Couchside Coffee. THUR, 9-10AM {{ vc_btn: title=Couchside+Coffee&align=center&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fzoom.us%252Fmeeting%252Fregister%252FtJAlf-ugrz4vHdAa5Zloxt0yR81-np4grtg0%7C%7C%7C }} Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays We continue to come together for our...

Student Voice and Agency

On October 8th, I was joined by six students for a candid and wide-ranging conversation on Kehillah's culture and values.  As these students shared reflections on their own experiences, I was struck by the frequency with which the themes of...

Kehillah B’Yachad Wednesday Grade-Level Programming

Each Wednesday two grade levels will have an opportunity to meet on campus. Wednesdays will begin with 30 minutes of time for the class to do grade specific programming, and then the students will have the remaining 60 minutes to...

Fever-Free App Information

Download the Fever Free App at the Apple Store or on Google Play:     How to submit a Health Check: Open the Fever Free app and tap "Submit Health Check" at the top of the screen. Grant camera and...

eNews Update 10/9/2020

Kehillah Students National Merit Recognition for 2020 It is with great pride that we celebrate these outstanding individuals! Our National Merit Semi-Finalist: Julia Isaac Our National Merit Commended Students: Ilan Eisenberg Daniel Mendelevitch Jasper Wood National Merit awards recognize outstanding...

Head’s Pandemic Advisory Team

HPAT Meeting With Expert Panel In August, our Head of School, Daisy Pellant, convened her advisory team. They represent a diverse range of expertise and will provide guidance during our time managing through the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Brown --  Pandemic...

PSAT Update for 2020-2021

Fall 2020 PSAT (Information for Sophomores and Juniors)  In an ordinary year we would host the PSAT on campus for sophomores and juniors in October. Given the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, gathering all of the sophomores and juniors...

October-December Campus Information

Dear Kehillah, Thank you for your patience as we continue our planning for the next step toward bringing students back on campus. In July we shared our plans for a hybrid model for our program. As the school year began,...

Simkhat Torah – Take a moment and join the dance.

Now is the season of joy - In the aftermath of the days of introspection, we borrow clothes, go out and dance (well, perhaps zoom into music and dance in our living rooms), and create a space to live that...

Sign Up Kehillah B’Yachad – Kehillah Together!

Upace App Info https://kehillah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SignUp.mp4 1 . How do I create an account? First, download “upace” on the app store or google play store. Click “Create Account” and fill out the required information. Select “Login” and start. 2. I forgot my...

Community and Culture

Our Kehillah Conversations series will resume tomorrow evening with a talk focused on the role students play in shaping our school’s community and culture.  Kehillah students Ben Gervin, Danielle Bruce, Anne Friedman, Kelly Loza, Henry Kofman, and Daniel Mendelevitch will…

Learning to learn

Last Thursday we kicked off our Kehillah Conversations series with a conversation with Head of School Dr. Daisy Pellant as she shared personal and scholarly insights on the nature and purpose of learning.  Dr. Pellant’s remarks set the stage for…

Our National Merit Scholar Nominees for 2020

It is with great pride that we celebrate these outstanding individuals! Ilan Eisenberg Daniel Mendelevitch Jasper Wood    Our National Merit Semi-Finalist: Julia Isaac  National Merit awards recognize outstanding performances on the PSAT/NMSQT Examination by 11th graders. 10th graders are...

eNews Update 10/2/2020

Dear Kehillah, On Friday night, the weeklong holiday of Sukkot begins. Sukkot is the third of three pilgrimage/harvest holidays in the Jewish tradition (Passover and Shavuot are the other two). The symbolism of the hut built to celebrate this holiday...

Sukkot 2020 – Coming together while apart

May this season truly be z'man simchateinu, a time of our joy.  On Friday night, the weeklong holiday of Sukkot begins. Sukkot is the third of 3 pilgrimage/harvest holidays in the Jewish tradition (Passover and Shavuot are the other two)....

Tonight’s Kehillah Conversation for Prospective Families

I’m looking forward to seeing you all at 6:30 this evening for our inaugural Kehillah Conversations event.  This weekly program is designed to bring prospective families into conversation with some of the people - faculty, students, parents, alumni, and others...

Head’s Pandemic Advisory Team: An Evening for Questions & Answers

We’ve set aside this evening for you to submit questions to our expert advisory team.  DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020 TIME: 6:30-8:00 {{ vc_btn: title=REGISTER+FOR+ZOOM&size=lg&align=center&button_block=true&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fzoom.us%252Fmeeting%252Fregister%252FtJEod--hrj0oGtDIEj1wi1WhcXDwr8nGMKCx%2520%7C%7C%7C }} HPAT Panel for this meeting: In August, our Head of School, Daisy Pellant, convened...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

This morning, KabShab took a long, worthy look at the life and impact of Justice Ginsberg. Students and teachers alike shared deeply meaningful perspectives on her legacy. Art by Bijou Karman   "Though, at 87 years old after a remarkable...

eNews Update 9/25/2020

Dear Kehillah, On Sunday night, Yom Kippur begins at sundown. The erev Yom Kippur (evening of Yom Kippur) service is called Kol Nidre after the legal declaration absolving everyone of their vows from the past year. The song is hauntingly...

Yom Kippur – a time of reflection

On Sunday night, Yom Kippur begins at sundown. The erev Yom Kippur (evening of Yom Kippur) service is called Kol Nidre after the legal declaration absolving everyone of their vows from the past year. The song is hauntingly beautiful and the image...

eNews Update 9/17/2020

A Rosh Hashanah Message from Dr. Cody Bahir To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be an understatement. Just as one crisis seems to begin subsiding another one comes our way, and it can feel like we...

Kehillah messages for a sweet new year ~ Shana Tova

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be an understatement. Just as one crisis seems to begin subsiding another one comes our way, and it can feel like we are trapped in a never-ending cycle where one...

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eNews Update 9/11/2020

Our rabbis teach that a true hero is “someone who turns an enemy into a friend,” (Avot deRabi Natan), which tells us that we should all strive to build bridges between different communities in the hopes of achieving peace. On...

Kehillah Theater Announcement 2020-2021

We think the best way to tell you about this is to SHOW you... Check out the video announcement below then... If you are as excited as we are about this announcement AND you want to be a part of...

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Weekly Update 9/4/2020

Dear Kehillah, This first FULL week of school has been great! Energy, enthusiasm, engagement, and reconnection abound. After an upside down spring and a challenging summer of planning/waiting, it finally feels like school again. Between the students and the teachers,...

New Parent Orientation!

This orientation will be an opportunity for parents of new students to learn how to navigate our school systems and to continue building our new parent community. We hope to share information about the academic program, advisory, experiential education, learning...

Welcome New Kehillah Staff!

As this new school year begins amid a whirlwind of important national news cycles and pandemic health challenges, one thing remains true: “There’s only one thing more precious than our time-- and that’s who we spend it on.” (Leo Christopher)...

Weekly Update 8/28/2020

A letter from our Head of School and Board Chair Dear Kehillah, We are excited to write to you on this first Shabbat of the 20-21 school year. For the past six months, we've been working together as Daisy transitioned...

A letter from our Head of School and Board Chair

Dear Kehillah, We are excited to write to you on this first Shabbat of the 20-21 school year. For the past six months, we’ve been working together as Daisy transitioned to her role as Head of School and Tzachi transitioned...

Virtual Picnic 2020!

Every year at this time of August, Kehillah students, families, faculty and staff gather for a picnic to kick off another new year together over great food and conversation. While we are not able to assemble in person this year, we...

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

This year will be extraordinary (ex·traor·di·nar·y /ikˈstrôrd(ə)nˌerē,ˌekstrəˈôrdnˌerē/ adjective - 1. very unusual or remarkable) and extraordinary (2. unusually great) because you will make it so.   Our community, our kehillah, is what we make of it and I have already...

Student/Parent Handbook 2020-2021 and Remote Learning Addendum

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Policy and Procedure Documentation

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Reopening Announcement 8/10/2020

Dear Kehillah,   As you have no doubt predicted, we will be opening the year with 100% remote schooling. Santa Clara County remains on the watchlist and the deepening impact of this pandemic remains a serious concern.   At this...

Weekly Update 8/5/2020

Dear Kehillah, The County of Santa Clara remains on the COVID watchlist. This prevents us from bringing any students on campus. We will share the reopening decision on Monday, August 10th. Thank you for your patience. Our dynamic COVID-19 website...

Weekly Update 7/29/2020

Dear Kehillah, Santa Clara County remains on the watchlist due to the number of cases in our community and the increase in hospitalizations for COVID. We will continue to monitor this as one of many data-points in our decision-making process....

Mitigating Risk

What We’re Doing We’ve been working all summer to prepare our building for teachers, staff, and students to return. We are following the guidelines of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Independent School Management (ISM), our California Association of...

Kehillah Textbook List 2020-2021

Below is a list of classes and the textbooks needed, click a tab to view different subjects, click the book title to purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Talia Anders. EngineeringEnglishHistoryJewish StudiesMathScienceVisual and Performing ArtsWorld LanguagesEngineering Advanced Algorithms...

Directions to Campus

Thank you for signing up. We are looking forward to your visit! Parking Information: The parking lot is located behind the school. Our school looks like an office building. There is one entrance to the parking lot which is a...

Kehillah Athletics 2020-2021 Information

Dear Kehillah Families, We hope that you are having a wonderful Summer! This message will be covering the updates from the athletics department, and a few hopeful options that we are exploring for the upcoming school year. For the ease...

Flex Day 2020-2021

Flex Day is an institutional response to parent and student survey feedback about the impact of excessive screen time during distance learning last spring and the importance of designated time for community building. This year, Wednesdays will provide essential opportunities…

Lunch 2020-2021

Our longtime wonderful chef, Hillary, retired this summer and we wish her the very best. Due to this in combination with the changeable nature of an on-campus presence this year, we are asking students to bring a pack lunch when/if...

Risk Management/Leadership

NAIS Risk Management Legal Considerations for Reopening Generative Thinking: How Boards Can Pivot from Crisis Management to Innovation Leadership, Crisis Communications, and Strategic Planning During COVID-19  Playing the Long Game: Using What We Know to Strengthen Our Schools Just Ask...

Health/Safety Guidelines and Resources

AAP guidelines on reopening Decision Tool SCC Public Health Social Distancing Protocol California Department of Public Health Santa Clara County guidance Interim Guidance on School Reopening  CDC Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting OSHA Guidance to Returning to Workplace Covid-19 Safe...

Academic/Reopening Planning

ORIAS slidedeck and webinar Finalsite Slides and webinar Opening Schools in Light of COVID19 Tech Republic Signage vendor for space planning 9 ways distance learning should look different  Education Elements 5 Radical Ideas For Schooling During Coronavirus : NPR How...

Educational Organizations

NAIS resource digest  Independent School Management (ISM) CALISBOA Beyond Survival: Reimagining (NAIS) Johns Hopkins Analysis of School Reopening Plans NAIS Snapshot Surveys NAIS Covid-19 Resources

Kehillah Resources Page

Click on the tabs below to view the resource linksFamily ResourcesFamily Resources https://www.challengesuccess.org/resources/covid-19-resources-for-remote-learning/ https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/ https://edsource.org/2020/coronavirus-qa-what-california-parents-and-students-should-know-about-covid-19/624413 https://www.ncld.org/covid-19-parent-resources Coronavirus and Learning from Home: Tips to Support Success for K-12 Students and Families Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 Tips and...

FAQs

Q: After exploring all models, why choose hybrid? A: A hybrid model aligns most closely with our guiding principles.   Q: What is the safe capacity of the school building without modulars? A: 170 -- This was calculated using 6’8”...

Alignment with Considerations

• Students are split alphabetically (to keep families on the same schedule) into A/B groups. • Alternating weekly -- A group on campus, in person/ B group off campus, remote. • When remote, students will have a combination of “zooming...

Considerations for Designing the Schedule

The 2020-2021 schedule includes 10 academic blocks with classes meeting twice per week. The schedule will remain the same whether Kehillah is running a hybrid or a distance learning model. Students will be fully engaged in learning and experiential education...

Welcome to the Town Hall Portal

Check back for upcoming Town Halls REGISTER HERE: {{ vc_btn: title=Town+Hall&align=center }} We hope you can connect with us at some point. This is a great community and we don't want you to miss the topics and resources that are...

Kehillah Summer Prep 2020

After the most challenging five months of our educational careers, we are particularly excited to meet your children in August for Summer Prep 2020 week. We chose this profession because we believe in building relationships with students, guiding them through...

Health Notice – UPDATE 7/20/2020

Dear Kehillah, As you may know, the news from Governor Newsom’s office on Friday mandates that Santa Clara County be off of the watch list for 14 consecutive days before Kehillah is allowed to open our school building to any...

Reopening Plans for 2020-2021

Thank you to our community for your patience during this unprecedented time. We also want to thank our Board of Directors for their support and consultation. Most importantly, we want to thank our task forces for literally thousands of hours...

Health Notice – UPDATE 7/1/2020

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Daisy Pellant reached out with her first communication to our community. In case you missed it, we've included it below:   Dear Kehillah, This is my first communication with you on my first official day...

Successfully Executed Senior Projects in a Distance Learning, Digital-Only World – by the Kehillah Staff and Class of 2020

Distance learning meant finding new ways to do daily lessons as well as finding creative ways to facilitate so many other things that we do during the course of a normal school year. Our faculty championed so many creative alternatives...

A Message to Our Community – “The first of our Four Commitments means we at Kehillah hold, unequivocally, that Black lives matter.”

This message was both emailed to our community and read live at our virtual gala on June 4th, 2020.   "The first of our Four Commitments means we at Kehillah hold, unequivocally, that Black lives matter. As educators, as Americans,...

Some Good News (SGN) – Kehillah Edition

Inspired by John Krasinski’s feel-good web series ‘Some Good News’ (SGN), seniors, Michelle Zemlyak and Caroline Kramer, produced a “SGN – Kehillah Edition” video for their senior project. It’s a wonderful version peeking into the amazing things our beloved Kehillah…

🏆🏆🏆 For the 3rd year in a row, Kehillah has won Moot Beit Din! (Jewish moot court)

Big news! For the 3rd year in a row, Kehillah has won Moot Beit Din! (Jewish moot court) Kol HaKavod to Sawyer Anderson (‘20), Yuval Mazor (‘22), Noga Rafalin (‘23), and Dahlia Soussan (‘21). This year, 27 teams from 19...

Seniors of Kehillah – A Senior Project by Michelle Zemlyak and Caroline Kramer

Inspired by Brandon Stanton's photoblog, Humans of New York, we decided to pay tribute to the senior class of Kehillah by giving them an opportunity to shine and remind the world that no matter what obstacles may come their way,...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 – Lawn Signs and Grad Gear Delivered! (photos)

A huge THANK YOU to all of the faculty and staff who delivered lawn signs and graduation gear to each senior! Just another way our community supports each other, even while apart. ❤️

2019-2020 Sports Wrap Up – Rams Rocked!

Congratulations to all our amazing athletes! We're thrilled to share this piece created by Coach Greenfield, the below video is a celebration of all of our athletes accomplishments. The sweat they invested in their various athletic pursuits paid off in...

2019-2020 Winter Sports Awards

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Author and Former Member of the Knesset, Dr. Einat Wilf, Speaks with Kehillah

Kehillah Israel Club hosted an event with politician and former Member of Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) Dr. Einat Wilf. Dr. Wilf is a leading political voice in Israel, a Zionist thinker, and an author. We were so lucky to have...

Remember her name: Chloe Madeline, class of 2021, is a pop star on the rise – J Weekly Article

Walking into the music studio at Kehillah means arriving to the sweet sound of students jamming as Mr. Romero guides the talented teens in one helpful way or another. Often the music emanates from elsewhere, from a nook, down a...

Virtual Challah Bake w/Bubbies and Zaydes of Kehillah ❤️🌍🙏 #whyilovekehillah

Last Friday, just before Shabbat started, Kehillah hosted a virtual challah braiding event on Zoom. Savtas, bubbies, zaydes, students, staff, teachers, parents, children, and siblings joined in from near and far. We shared stories, laughed, traded braiding and recipe secrets,…

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Kehillah Apparel – DIY Edition!

Attention DIY-ers! This is a hub for all of your at-home swag needs. Below you'll see downloaded pdfs with some sweet designs to put on your garment of choice. We've included logos that work on dark or light colors and...

Update: Grades and Finals

      Dear Kehillah Families, We hope this note finds your family well.  Before Passover Break, we communicated that Kehillah’s campus will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.  This letter is to communicate some important…

🌍 Earth Day at Kehillah – Student Art Contributions and More

Student Art Contributions: The use of typography can be lyrical in a sense that the font, the spacing, and the way flow can be hand designed much like a throwback to the letterpress days. The students in Digital Design class...

Teachers Brighten Class of 2020’s Spirits with Super Dance Moves #whyilovekehillah (video)

The senior class trip leaders recently posted a video to help lift spirits. Their enthusiastic dance moves, interspersed with some of the highlight photos of the Senior trip, along with a message to keep their "chins up" was well-received on...

Passover 2020: An old tradition with new importance

Maestra Strafelda's class chose something extra to put on their seder table and this is what they said: "A lemon, because even though they are sour they can be made into something sweet" "Candy, because I am sweet and it...

Distance Learning Success

Kehillah is not just a building, it's a community. As schools across California braced for the impact of remote learning, we found our staff, ready, willing, and able to make the shift. Kehillah Zoom classes quickly took flight and our...

Your 2020-2021 Officials

Henry Kofman TREASURER Avi Kahn COMMUNICATION Julia Dubovoy SOCIAL ACTION Dahlia Soussan JEWISH LIFE COMMISSIONER Tahlia Fehl STUDENT LIFE COMMISSIONER Laila Kleinberg PRESIDENT

KPA Delivers a BIG Box of Gratitude 🙏

Last Sunday, the staff at Kehillah were given gorgeous boxes of fresh, local veggies from our wonderful KPA! Organized thoughtfully as a drive-thru pick-up situation, our staff and their families now have one less grocery trip to worry about. Thank…

Shabbat Message from Rabbi Kleinberg – Ways to remain calm, find joy, and stay connected. ❤️🙏🌎

Dear Kehillah, In times like this, the right words are often hard to come by, so I am grateful for the words of others. Here are some prescient ones from Mary Oliver: Don’t Hesitate (2012) If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel...

Distance Learning Program for Instructional Continuity will remain operational until Friday, May 1st

Dear Kehillah, We hope this communication finds you well in the midst of the current health crisis. We are grateful to have heard from countless parents expressing gratitude for our Distance Learning Program for Instructional Continuity. We know you all…

Kehillah Student Government 2021

First and foremost we want to note that Kehillah, its faculty and administration, do not endorse any candidate. Each of these uniquely amazing individuals is an asset to our school. With that said, we offer this comprehensive page to you,...

Excursions Epilogue – Class Trips 2020

"Life is either a daring adventure or Nothing at all" - Helen Keller Kehillah students enjoyed a variety of adventures this March, as Seniors took a jaunt to New York, the Juniors trekked all the way to Israel, the Sophomores...

Mandolin Mondays with Mr. Romero – Another Reason #whyilovekehillah

Finding more and more ways to stay connected during social distancing. Thanks to Mr. Romero, Kehillah music teacher, for starting Mandolin Mondays. A much-needed break during lunchtime to lift our spirits.

A Message from Rabbi Kleinberg: What a Week

Dear Kehillah, What a week. What I’m grateful for: I am grateful for our students for being so brave at this time, for showing up for Zoom classes, and for being there for one another. I am grateful for our…

Connected: Jewish Wisdom in a Time of Isolation – LIVE Learning with Rabbi Kleinberg

Please join Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D. Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST Join Rabbi Kleinberg, Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School, for this weekly opportunity (Thursdays) to gather, pause, and learn together. Drawing on our shared...

Virtual KabShab Karaoke Session – Cutest #EpicFail Ever

View this post on Instagram During virtual KabShab, over 200 kehillah students and staff sang LEAN ON ME karaoke. It is by far the cutest epic fail ever. ❤️🎤🎶 (SOUND ON FOR FULL EFFECT) - - - #whyilovekehillah #kabshab #shabbatshalom🙏...

Distance Learning Plan Extended Until 4/7/2020

Dear Kehillah, By now, many of you are likely aware that residents of the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, are being directed to ‘shelter in place’ for the next three weeks. Given this new development, our Distance Learning Plan…

Kehillah Distance Learning Plan for Instructional Continuity – Starting March 16, 2020

Dear Kehillah Students and Parents, I hope everyone is having a restful, healthy weekend. This note is to communicate the details of our Distance Learning Plan for Instructional Continuity (linked below). Parents and students should read this document carefully to...

There’s always KabShab! Enjoy this video, we hope it puts a smile on your face #whyilovekehillah

Welcome to Kab Shab! Shalom, I’m writing to you from my office at school, which is eerily quiet for a Friday in March. I hope everyone who is reading this is safe and following the guidelines to do whatever we...

Health Notice – INITIATING DISTANCE LEARNING – UPDATED 3/11/2020

Dear Kehillah community, The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is now considered a pandemic and health officials across the globe are calling for social distancing as the most effective proactive method for slowing the spread of the virus….

Health Notice – UPDATE 3/10/2020

Dear Kehillah Families, Last Friday, we provided you with a detailed overview of the developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the ongoing actions we are taking to protect the Kehillah community going forward.  We are writing with another status update...

Health Notice – UPDATED 3/6/2020

Dear Kehillah Families, We are reaching out to provide a status update on new developments related to coronavirus (Covid-19) and share additional details about the actions we are taking to protect our school community. The health and safety of Kehillah’s…

Health Notice – UPDATE

Dear Families, As you are likely aware, on Tuesday, February 25th, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave a press conference updating the country on the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the CDC emphasized, there is not currently…

Language Days ~ A Celebration of Multi-Lingual Proportions!

Our language classes came together to celebrate all they've learned thus far with a Language Day celebration that was trés magnifique! The intention of the celebration was a collaboration between four language classes: Hebrew, French, Latin, and Spanish. Facilitated by...

Rams Basketball 2020 Season Update

The Kehillah JV Boys basketball team pulled off a thrilling victory against Kipp Collegiate last week. The team was led by Jonjon Antebi (21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 blocks), Sanjay Raj (9 points, 16 rebounds), and Josh Lipman (21 points)….

Tu B’shvat – ט״ו בשבט

Kehillah highlighted this year's Tu B'shvat holiday (birthday of the trees) with special programming around the theme of reflecting on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analog. Students broke off into various classrooms to cover the following topics:...

Kehillah Participates in 2020 Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations

This weekend, seven Kehillah students participated in the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations (SCVMUN) hosted by Santa Teresa High School. We joined over 1,000 delegates from schools on the west coast (and Rome, Italy!) in rigorous debate and policymaking. We...

Kehillah Debates and Conquers! – A First Time Debate Competition with Extraordinary Results

The Kehillah Debate Team competed (for the first time!) in the California Forensic League debate and speech competition this past weekend in Milpitas. Our team competed in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu speaking, which included Alex Forrester (’22),…

Kehillah Alumnus, Ben Green (’15), Heading to Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs

It's only been a few months since Ben Green, Kehillah Class of 2015, graduated from University of Oregon. While studying at Oregon, he played on the Duck's hockey team and was a photographer for the Daily Emerald Media Group, gravitating...

NASA Astronaut, Astrobiologist, and Astronomer Led All-School Assembly

During Thursdays Reflective Practice, Kehillah was fortunate enough to welcome three incredible speakers from NASA, to our halls, it's fair to say they were out of this world (bios below). Brian Day - Astronomer, Lynn Harper - Astrobiologist and Col....

The Grill Next Door; How a Kehillah Alumnus Started a Successful Breakfast Delivery Service – from Scratch!

Jonah Bornstein and Alex Leiman (class of 2018), started SexyCakes at Tulane University. When Alex Leiman (class of 2018) came into town for the Annual Kehillah Alumni Basketball Game, we learned something intriguing... He had been enjoying his time at...

☀️Summer in January☀️ – Summer Opportunities Fair

This past Thursday, Kehillah hosted over 20 representatives from various organizations at our annual Summer in January - Summer Opportunities Fair. The MPR was packed so that students could walk around and speak to reps that provided info and excitement...

Don’t Miss Kehillah’s Spring Musical, GRAVEDIGGER!

  Photos from Kehillah's Gravedigger! The Musical production

Special Announcement – Our Next Head of School

  Dear Kehillah community, I am thrilled to announce that, after an exhaustive and productive international search, the Head of School Search Committee unanimously recommended and the Kehillah Board unanimously voted to choose Dr. Daisy Pellant as our new Head...

Congratulations Rachel Berman! New York Times Editorial Cartoon Contest Winner

As an extra credit assignment in US History this fall, Ms. Ratledge encouraged students to submit an original cartoon to the New York Times’ 5th Annual Student Editorial Cartoon Contest. In December, Rachel Berman’s (’21) cartoon on Trump’s recent impeachment…

Kehillah Opens the Discussion on Current Events; Impeachment, Iran, and Rising Antisemitism

Kehillah recently hosted a conversation for students led by educators and administrators around current issues including, Impeachment, Iran, and Rising Anti-Semitism. Our Dean of students, Dr. Nathan Bennett, opened the session with the following sentiment, “Perhaps one of the more…

2020 Alumni Basketball Game – Photo Recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 6th Annual Tammy Toth Alumni Basketball game. This event grows every year and has quickly become an essential yearly event. It’s a pleasure to reconnect with those who have contributed so much…

Henry Shane, Class of 2021, Leads 400-Student Climate Strike Through the Streets of San Francisco

Last week, Henry Shane (’21) championed a Global Climate Strike in San Francisco. With multiple police officers closing down the streets in front of the demonstration, Henry led an estimated 400 students down Howard & 2nd street, making their way…

Kehillah AP Government Students Travel to Sacramento and Meet with State Legislators Advocating Various State Bills

Last week, 16 AP Government students took an early morning train to Sacramento to advocate at the state capital for state bills. Students chose state bills that they were interested in and were tasked with figuring out a way to…

AP Art History Trip to Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Dr. Dooley's AP Art History class took its first field trip of the year to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. They specifically went to see the museum's indigenous American art collection, the focus of their current...

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Kehillah Jewish High School 2018-2019 Annual Report

Please find the Kehillah Jewish High School 2018-2019 Annual Report linked HERE. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information and listings. We deeply regret any error or omission and ask that any oversight be brought to...

PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Kehillah English Teacher & Dean Randy Ribay – Recent Success in NYC & Baltimore

Congratulations to Kehillah English teacher and department dean, Randy Ribay, on his recent success around his recent book, PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING. Mr. Ribay was recently in New York City for the National Book Awards where his book was nominated...

Hands-On Advanced Algorithms – What does a Rubic’s Cube have to do with programming?

What is happening in Advanced Algorithms Honors course? If you walk into our advanced algorithms class, you might be greeted by students playing the Rubik’s cube, assembling a (small) self-driving car, and maybe even playing on a chess board with...

Moot Court — In Session. Students examine historical and current issues in ways that foster civic literacy.

This week students from Ms. Ratledge’s AP Gov’t & Politics class participated in a formal Moot Court, arguing the recent case of RG & GR Funeral Homes v EEOC, a case about the dismissal of a transgender woman from her...

Kehillah History Teacher, Dr. Cody Bahir – Published Paper in a Buddhist Medicine Multi-Authored Book

Congratulations to history teacher, Dr. Cody Bahir, for his recently published paper in a multi-authored book "Buddhism and Medicine - An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources" If you click on the "contents" section, Dr. Bahir's work is under Hybridities...

Polyphony Concert at Kehillah – Their Mission: Aiming to Bridge the Divide Between Arab and Jewish Communities in Israel Through Music

During an all-school assembly today, we welcomed a group of Polyphony Foundation musicians to Kehillah to play a concert for students and faculty. The Polyphony Quartet brings together violinists Yamen Saadi and Edi Kotlyar, violist Yoav Yatzkin and cellist Mahdi...

The Great Pink Challah Bake – Kehillah Table Photos

What a wonderful evening of “mixing-up” tradition together! Kehillah had so many people represented, that we had to expand to bigger tables! Thank you to the JSN for organizing and thank you to all of the community members who joined….

Fall Play – Bob: A Life and Five Acts – Directed by Derron Mendel (Class of 2020)

  Kehillah Jewish High School Presents Bob: A life and five acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Directed by, Derron Mendel (Class of 2020) Tickets: $10/Student | $15/General Admission (paid for at the door)

Kehillah Volleyball Named PSAL North League Champions – Undefeated in League Play – UPDATE: Rams Advance to CCS

UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2019 We may have lost the first game of CCS, but we definitely won in 💙💙💙💙. Thank you to all who came to cheer on the Rams! It was a tough fought game, these girls gave it...

Sukkot at Kehillah – Learning and Celebrating Together as a Community

Last week, educators, students, and community members at Kehillah worked together to put on an exciting, educational, and meaningful week of programming and events around the Jewish fall harvest festival, Sukkot. Every day of the short week had an assigned…

Cross-Country & Soccer Fall Sports Update

👟 Cross-Country: The last meet at Crystal Springs on 10/17 was a big success! There were improvements across the board. Kol HaKavod to Jake Fond for following through on his run after a bad fall! October 17 results: Varsity 64...

Students Participate in Local Model United Nations Competition – 2 Competition Winners From Kehillah!

This past weekend, a group of eight Kehillah students participated in a local Model UN competition at Gunn High School. Two winners from the competition were from Kehillah! Julia Dubovoy (class of 2021) and Sam Fisher (class of 2020) won…

Kehillah 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition Commended Scholars

Kehillah had 4 students who placed in the top 3-4% of scores and named Commended Scholars in this year's The National Merit® Scholarship competition! The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Approximately 1.6 million...

Kehillah Varsity Volleyball Wins Back the Kiddush Cup

Congratulations to the Kehillah Varsity Girls Volleyball team who played an amazing match against JCHS this past Thursday evening.  Each set could have gone either way, but the Kehillah girls pulled off a riveting 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21 victory!  Each...

San Francisco Chess Tournament – Kehillah Win!

The Kehillah Chess Club competed in San Francisco this past weekend in their first tournament of the season. Daniel Mendelevitch ('21) won first place in his section with 3.5/5 points, and a rating gain of 66 points!! Jacob Goldman ('21)...

NASA Ames Astronomer Guest Speaker

Last week, Brian Day, an astronomer from NASA Ames as a guest speaker in Ms. Vicenty's Astronomy class. He introduced the students to the online portals called TREKS that NASA created, which will be used by our students in their...

2019 Service Learning Day – Working Together Giving Back to Our Community

To start off a meaningful first week at Kehillah, students and staff volunteered throughout the Bay Area at an array of organizations for Kehillah's Service Learning Day on Wednesday, August 21. The Kehillah Service Learning initiative helps students become citizens...

2019 Kinnus (All-School Retreat) Recap and Photos

Our annual all-school retreat, Kinnus, was a perfect start to the 2019-20 school year! We welcomed new students, bonded, played games, and celebrated school spirit! GO RAMS! 🐏   Play-by-play: Students were first serenaded by teachers on their opportunity to...

Announcement: Welcoming New Hires

We are happy to introduce the following new members of the Kehillah professional team for 2019-2020. These individuals bring a wealth of talent and experience to our community and look forward to working with your students. Please be sure to welcome them...

Dr. Nathan Bennett – New Dean of Students

Dear Kehillah Community, As we shared this past March, our beloved Dean of Students, Rabbi Michelle Greenberg, has relocated to the Washington D.C. area after nine years of dedicated service to Kehillah. We will miss Michelle greatly and wish her...

2019 Graduation – Photos, videos, and so much more!

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Ilan Eisenberg (’21) Wins Chidon haTanach – International Youth Torah Competition

What started as an idea in Ms. Elman's Ecclesiastes class last semester has now led to a commendable achievement! Sophomore, Ilan Eisenberg, recently won the high school English division, Chidon haTanach National Torah competition held at Yeshiva University. Over 250 students...

Senior Project 2019 – An Opportunity To Explore Interests Within Professional And Community Settings

In the final weeks of the seniors' careers at Kehillah Jewish High School, students participate in the Senior Project. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen and explore their intellectual, social and...

2019 Yom HaAtzmaut at Kehillah (Recap)

Every year, Kehillah Israel Club students build a fun, meaningful Yom HaAtzmaut program for the whole school. This year, we started our Yom HaAztmaut event with four stations exploring different Israeli cultures. We had henna artists representing Yemenite Jews, Dabo…

Kehillah Uncorked – Annual Gala Recap & Photos

Thank You to Our Extraordinary Community - We could not have done it without your support!  Gala Co-Chairs: Judy Kitt (Rebecca '19) and Elizabeth Shane (Henry '21) What a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto! A...

Kehillah Sophomores Develop News Bias Detection App in Bay Area Hackathon – Win 2nd Place

Kehillah sophomores, Daniel Mendelevitch, and Jasper Wood joined forces last weekend in a Bay Area hackathon event. Over 15 teams competed. There was no strict theme to the hackathon; the students were tasked to create a product which solves a...

Kehillah Students Win First Place in International Moot Beit Din Competition for the Second Year in a Row

Joy Cheskin and Dahlia Soussan represented Kehillah at this year's Moot Beit Din competition at American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina. An international competition that draws students from diverse Jewish high schools, Moot Beit Din requires teenagers to answer...

Purim Festivities at Kehillah – Chag Purim Sameach!

3.2.1. Purim! Purim at Kehillah is a big event. The Jewish Life Committee pulls out all of the stops to celebrate this exciting, vibrant, and religiously significant holiday. This year, students and staff decked out in elaborate costumes for a...

Visual and Performing Arts Showcase Recap (Photos)

What an incredible show! Thank you to all who participated. There was something for everyone at this year's Visual and Performing Arts Showcase: For the Love of Art. Kehillah artists selected their best work and were on site to discuss...

Kehillah Spring Musical: The Wedding Singer

The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, collars were up, and a...

Dov Factor (’20) Elected to International BBYO (Teen Youth Movement) Board

At a recent International BBYO (Teen Youth Movement) Convention, Dov Factor (Class of '20), was elected to the position of Grand Aleph Moreh, or Teen Vice President of Recruitment and Member Engagement. In this role, Dov will be a part...

Kehillah Spring Apparel 2019

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Second Annual Kehillah Visual and Performing Arts Showcase – For the ❤️ of Art!

Please join us for our second annual Visual and Performing Arts show! There is something for all when we put our talented students’ work on display. Our artists will be on site to discuss their pieces hung in the MPR...

Kehillah Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 29th 5:30 pm Prayer Service or Discussion | 6:30 pm Dinner @Kehillah MPR Stay after dinner for dessert, singing, and board games! Join us for a community Shabbat celebration! Enjoy wonderful food, great conversation, and shared community experience....

2019 Class Trips – Recap Video

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Kehillah Seniors in Portland – Building Justice With Tivnu (Day 4) – Overview & Photo Journal

Day #4 in Portland During our “Outside the Frame” session last night, many seniors spoke about how grateful they are for the opportunity to experience Tivnu and Portland this week. We took this spirit into our work today, braving the...

Class Trips 2019 – Photos and More!

Class trips are underway! Follow along on their adventures via the various trip blogs and photo journals. Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019

Road to Change Club Tribute to Parkland on 2/14

❤️ A big THANK YOU to the @kehillah_road_to_change club who sponsored a school-wide campaign to fight hate with love. This week, students encouraged their peers to #rememberparkland by engaging in 17 acts of kindness. The halls are filled with sentiments…

2019 Season Basketball Wrap-UP

The Kehillah Boys Basketball team finished off their regular season winning three of their final four games.  On Senior night, the team was showcased by a superior performance by David Kelmar, who had a career-best 35 points!  The team finished...

Rams Basketball Heads to CCS

Big news! Kehillah Varsity Boys team earned a berth into the CCS Division 5 basketball tournament! Kol HaKavod! The first round game will be played at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 15th at Mt. View Academy.   Rams Basketball in...

Kehillah Art Students Place in Scholastic @ArtandWriting Awards – #GoldKey Recipient

Kol HaKavod to both Natalie Choi ('20) and Harrison Mitgang ('19) for placing in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, California Central Coast Art Region! Natalie has been recognized as a Gold Key recipient for her art piece “The Rise...

Our Beloved Director of Admissions, Marily Lerner, Will Be Retiring at the End of This Academic Year

Shalom, I am writing to share the news that our beloved Director of Admissions, Marily Lerner, will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Marily began her tenure as Kehillah’s Director of Admissions in the summer of 2005,...

Kehillah Students Place 3rd at Startup Competition

Kol HaKavod to Juniors Ari Glenn, Jake Darnell, and Andrew Lin who competed in this past weekend's CSU Monterey Bay Startup Weekend competition. Ari and Jake's startup, Dermacare, focused on creating a machine learning AI tool and health-related social network to...

Homecoming 2019 Pictures

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Kehillah Alumnus’ Research Results to be Published in Prestigious Astronomy Journal

During his Junior and Senior years at Kehillah, David Lipman (Class of 2018) worked on a scientific research project with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) group at Berkeley. He started his project as a Junior, looking into the data sets for...

2019 Summer Opportunities Fair – Over 25 Organizations Attend Offering Internships, Jobs, Experiences, and More

Over 25 organizations attended Kehillah’s annual Summer in January fair on Wednesday. Students hopped from table to table learning about all of the opportunities available to them including jobs, volunteer work, academic and travel programs, internships, and more! Check out...

Kehillah Homecoming Week 2019 (January 21st – January 26th)

This year's theme: High School Musical Spirit Days/Lunch Time Activities: ($15 Amazon Gift Card Given to Most Spirited, Daily) 1/21 - Monday: MLK Day- (No School) Go Volunteer!- Send pictures of you doing work to get spirit points for your...

Kehillah Starts off 2019 Giving Back to the Community

In an effort to start off 2019 upholding Kehillah's Four Commitments, in the last week of winter break, a group of staff and students volunteered to prep and serve breakfast at LifeMoves in Palo Alto. The center supports homeless and people-in-need in...

US History Student Documentaries

Juniors in US History have been studying the way that the United States has used its geography and natural resources to its advantage, and how these resources have played a role in the development of our nation. As a capstone...

Culture Grinds – Featuring Alicia Jo Rabins – 1/28/19 @ 7 PM

Please join us as we turn the Black Box Theater into a hip, immersive coffeehouse for music, performance, discussion, and of course, our own barista making delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks! Monday, January 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm Kehillah Black...

Kehillah Creative Arts Magazine Calling for Student Submissions

Calling all Kehillah artists, photographers, poets, and writers! This spring, Kehillah is going to publish it’s very first issue of a creative arts magazine, so we need your work!  The theme of this issue is IN THE BEGINNING. This is...

Kehillah Jewish High School 2017-2018 Annual Report

Please find the Kehillah Jewish High School 2017-2018 Annual Report linked HERE. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information and listings. We deeply regret any error or omission and ask that any oversight be brought to the attention of...

Tech Talk – Space Israel Founder Visit

Last week, Yonatan Winetraub, a Ph.D. student in Biophysics at Stanford and founder of SpaceIL, came to visit Tech Club and gave a great talk on their upcoming mission to the Moon. Yonatan is a gifted and inspiring teacher -...

Jewish Life Committee Hanukkah Video – “Africa” by Toto Parody

Thank you to the Kehillah Jewish Life Committee for this absolute gem! Enjoy!   

AP Government Public Policy Project – Conducting Policy Meetings in Sacramento with Legislative Staff and State Reps

On Monday, December 3, the first day of the new state legislative session, Kehillah AP Government students boarded a train to Sacramento at 5:00 am. Their ultimate goal was to complete their end-of-semester public policy project, but also share and debate ideas...

Kehillah Presents – Romeo and Juliet Directed by Quince – “A new twist on the greatest love story ever told”

By Larry Nehring (and William Shakespeare) When Peter Quince decides to produce and direct Romeo and Juliet instead of Pyramus and Thisbe with his Midsummer cohorts, the acting troupe finds themselves on a hilarious journey through the rehearsal process. From chaotic casting to the madcap final...

Kehillah Tech-Talk: Machine Learning

Last Wednesday, the Tech Club hosted a talk on Machine-learning, presented by Ofer Mendelevich, VP of Data Science at Helix. These algorithms are the computer science behind the latest developments in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and genomic research.   The...

Kehillah Senior Wins Highest Award “Best Delegate,” at Stanford Model UN Competition

#1#2 This past weekend, 14 Kehillah students competed in the Stanford Model United Nations Conference. Aidan Platkin ('19) won "Best Delegate," representing JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon in a weekend simulation of the 2008 Financial Collapse. "Best Delegate" is the...

2018 Kehillah Fall Sports – That’s a wrap!

Congratulations, Senior Class Athletes! Adam Eylon - Adam is a jack of all trades multi-sport athlete at Kehillah. He has played the following sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and Cross Country. This year as a member of the Cross Country team,...

A Message From Kehillah Head of School Regarding Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, PA

Sent: Oct 27, 2018, 6:50 PM To: Entire Community ——————– Dear Kehillah, This morning we learned of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in which 11 congregants and police officers were killed, and more injured. We…

Kehillah Jewish High School at Palo Alto Model UN Competition

This past weekend, 13 students from Kehillah took part in a Model UN competition held in Palo Alto. The students were given roles and were assigned a subject prior to the event. This allowed for in-depth research and preparation ahead...

Kehillah Advanced Algorithms Class Tech Talk

Last week, Advanced Algorithms (H) class hosted a talk by Google software engineer and Kehillah dad, Michael Flaster. The talk described some of the algorithms and methods Google-search uses to handle vast amounts of data in reasonable (short) time. It...

Challah and Henna Party Pictures and Video – So much fun!

Thank you to all who came out and supported our first ever Challah and Henna party! We packaged challah baking ingredients. We grooved to music. We ate pizza. We got henna done. It was a lot of fun! A special...

Most Popular Hashtag at Kehillah This Year – #Upgrade

"Are you kidding me?" "OMG!" "Where am I?" All phrases that could be heard in the hallways of Kehillah the first weeks of the 2018-19 school year. This past summer, while all of the students were off on break, the...

Kehillah Fall 2018 Sports Update

Rams Cross CountryKehillah's Cross Country season is in full swing, and the Kehillah team already participated in two meets. The team runs every day after school. Most days are on the nearby Bay Lands, but once a week they venture...

6 Kehillah Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Kol HaKavod to all of the students recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program! Seniors Sai Gopinath, Alex Leiman, Lexi Tuch, Ezra Mowbray, and Paul Treitel have been named Commended Students. Of the 1.6 million entrants, 50,000 with the highest PSAT qualify for recognition. About 34,000...

Culture Grinds is Back!

Please join us as we turn the Black Box Theater into a hip, immersive coffeehouse for music, performance, discussion, and of course, our own barista making delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks! Thursday, October 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm...

Kelsey Tainsh Visits Kehillah

Special guest, Kelsey Tainsh, visited campus for Beit Midrash last week. An acclaimed professional speaker, Kelsey travels the country speaking to colleges, organizations and corporations about the power of persistence and perspective. Her clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Harvard Medical School, Automotive Training Institute, Society For...

Challah and Henna Party (All Teens Welcome!)

Join us as we package ingredients to prep for the Great Big Challah Bake and Get henna doneDance to musicEat pizzaHave fun! Weds., 10/10 | 6:30 PM | at Kehillah Jewish High School All teens are welcome! #challahandhenna {{ vc_btn:...

Kehillah Community Service Day – Working Together For a More Just and Kind World

#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14 To end an epic first week at Kehillah, students and staff volunteered throughout the Bay Area at eight different organizations for Kehillah's Community Service Day on Friday, August 24th. This program helps students become citizens of the world who...

Crayon Dance Party – Putting the FUN in FUNdraiser

The first dance of 2018 was the Crayon Dance Party! The Kehillah StuGov decked out the MPR in colors and hosted a silent disco to start off the new school year. Those who brought a box of crayons to donate...

2018 Kinnus Photos – Bonding, Games, School Spirit, and More!

The first days of the 2018 school year were dedicated to Kinnus, an all-school retreat. This year’s Kinnus was focused on welcoming new students, building community, playing games, and celebrating school spirit! Students competed, connected with peers in different grades,...

Back-to-School Picnic 2018 Photos

Thank you to all who came out to today's back-to-school welcome picnic! Such a wonderful day full of smiles, hugs, and good vibes. School starts on Monday, new students on campus tomorrow! #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16

Pictures, videos, and more! – Kehillah Graduation 2018

KEHILLAH GRADUATION 2018 This year's graduation ceremony was extraordinary! Thank you to all who attended and to the Senior Graduation Committee for their time and dedication to this year's event. Also, a special thank you to Jonathan Levin, Dean of Stanford...

Kehillah Senior Project – An Opportunity To Explore Interests Within Professional And Community Settings

In the final weeks of the seniors' careers at Kehillah Jewish High School, students participate in the Senior Project. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen and explore their intellectual, social and...

Congratulations to the Kehillah Baseball Team – GO RAMS!

#1#2#3 The Kehillah baseball team finished their season on a 3-2 win vs. Design tech. They had an overall 6-7 record, officially entered their first shut-out in the books, and had some impressive stand-out accomplishments by every single member of...

Kehillah Engineering Students Test Lab-Made Go-Kart – What’s Buzzing in the Laboratory for Engineering Arts?

#1#2#3#4#5#6#7 We are nearing the end of the year, and the Laboratory for Engineering Arts is buzzing (literally) with student tech and engineering projects. The actual buzzing is probably coming from our brand-new laser cutter and engraver, or maybe from...

Kehillah Love – 2018 Annual Gala Recap and Pictures

Thank you to all who attended Kehillah Love - 2018 Annual Gala. What an extraordinary night! Your support helped us raise over $103,000 for the Alison Ruebusch Scholarship Fund, making Kehillah education accessible to all capable students who seek a...

Kehillah Rams Baseball Wins Matzo Ball Rivalry

Big MAZAL TOV to our baseball team for winning this year's Matzo Ball game vs. JCHS. Our friendly rivalry with the Wolves in all sports is always a highlight of the season. Kol HaKavod to all who played and thank...

Kehillah Students Win 1st Place in Moot Beit Din Competition

Kol HaKavod to Joy Cheskin and Adam Eylon (class of 2019) for placing first in their division in the 2018 Moot Beit Din (Rabbinical court) competition! Students nationwide were asked to explore halakhah (Jewish religious laws) in a fictional medical...

Kehillah Students Host All-School, Fair Trade Passover Seder

Today we held a Passover seder at school in anticipation of the festival of matzah starting Friday night. It wasn’t your typical seder - we replaced ritual foods with chocolate!🍫 This change in ritual came along with discussion about fair...

Kehillah/JCHS Combo Chess Team Wins 3rd Place at State Championships

Kehillah Jewish High School chess club joined forces with Jewish Community High School of the Bay and competed as one team in the state championship for high schools. The joined team won 3rd place! The tournament included 5 rounds, each of...

Kehillah Students Perform at Lincoln Center in New York with the HaZamir International Jewish High School Choir

Congratulations to Annie Zucker, Alex Gornish, Derron Mendel, Becca Kitt, and Maddie Brook (pictured), who performed at Lincoln Center in New York on March 19th.  The five Kehillah students are part of the Silicon Valley chapter of the HaZamir International...

Kehillah Assembly – Interfaith Panel

In this week's Beit Midrash, our students participated in an interfaith panel organized and facilitated by the Islamic Network Group. We had representatives from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity speak about their faith. They explored challenges with their faith in...

Kehillah Visual and Performing Arts Showcase – VPA Show

Thank you to all who participated in and supported Kehillah's first Visual and Performing Arts showcase. There was an art gallery of different types of student art and scheduled performances of music, storytelling, poetry, and more. It was a huge...

Class of 2019 Volunteer on the Leket Farm

The Kehillah class of 2019 has been in Israel for the last week and a half. Today, they volunteered with Leket, Israel. They worked hard farming beets, which resulted in 400 kilos (almost 900lbs), helping to feed 200 families! GREAT...

Kehillah Jewish High School, Two National Merit Scholarship 2018 Finalists – Palo Alto

Two National Merit Scholar Finalists Kol HaKavod to seniors Avi Kaplan-Lipkin and Liran Zimand, recently named National Merit Scholarship Finalists!   Approximately 15,000 of the 16,000 Semifinalists from across the country advance to Finalist standing. The award is for outstanding PSAT performance,...

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Makes it to the USA National Rock Climbing Team

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Makes USA Youth National Rock Climbing Team This past weekend, senior, Jake Scharfman, officially made the USA Youth National Rock Climbing Team! Jake will go on to compete in the youth world championships on Team USA this...

Girls and Boys Basketball Teams Make it to CCS Championships

Girls and Boys Basketball in CCS   Both or boys and girls basketball teams made it to CCS! Our girls will be traveling to San Jose to take on Kipp Collegiate High School this afternoon. The game is at Independence...

One Billion Rising at Kehillah Jewish High School #1billionrising #riseinsolidarity #RiseResistUnite #VDay

Every year, Kehillah joins with activists around the world for One Billion Rising in solidarity to end violence against women and girls. This year, there were more students involved than ever! They created a powerful and poignant program to shine...

The Kehillah Collective – 2nd Edition

Welcome to the Kehillah Collective! Darren KleinbergMichelle GreenbergDr. Jared Leaderman, Ph.D.Sarah MuszynskiRobert StewartDr. Jude WolfJaclyn ZarrellaDarren Kleinberg Extraordinary Futures The important reminder that “It’s not about you!” applies to Judaism as much as it does any one person. At its...

Kehillah Engineering Class – Building a GoKart!

Four Engineering students (Jeffrey, Ben, Jake, and Jason) are working on a motor-driven GoKart, building the base, steering, and drive train. Making a GoKart involves mechanics, electrical, general engineering skills, and of course, teamwork! If you are near the Laboratory for...

One Billion Rising in Solidarity at Kehillah – All Are Welcome!

On Wednesday, February 14, at 9:35 a.m., Kehillah will join with activists around the world for the annual One Billion Rising in Solidarity. This year, the students involved have created a powerful and poignant program that shines a light on...

Tech and Halakha – Professor Fixler Visits Kehillah from Bar-Ilan University

Last week, in Block 2 Tech and Halakha class, Rabbi Professor Fixler, from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, visited. The class participated in a lab led by senior, Avi Kaplan Lipkin. They explored using resistors in a circuit as a loophole...

Kehillah’s New “Government Team” at the Model United Nation Conference with over 1,000 West Coast Delegates

Kehillah's new "Government Team" sent 17 students to compete at the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nation Conference with over 1,000 delegates across schools on the west coast. Kehillah represented the nation of Cuba on issues varying from sustainable development...

Kehillah HOCO (Homecoming) Week Recap

What a week! This year's homecoming theme celebrated our glorious state, California. Each day had different California-centric dress-up themes and events. On Monday, Kehillah Student Government kicked off the week with a pep-rally including dodgeball, tug-of-war, rhyming games, and more. Each...

Summer in January – Summer Opportunities Fair for Kehillah Students

What opportunities are out there for high school students during the summer? That is a question Kehillah students answered today when over 2 dozen organizations participated in Kehillah Jewish High School's annual Summer in January Opportunities fair! Thank you, to...

Adult Education: Finding Inspiration in Troubling Times – Led by our Head of School, Rabbi Darren Kleinberg – Palo Alto

Please join our Head of School for an opportunity to explore the writings of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, the most significant American Jewish spiritual guide of the 20th century. This exploratory learning opportunity is intended for all those who...

4th Annual Tammy Toth Alumni Game – Pictures and Recap

Thank you to all who came out to the 4th annual alumni basketball game in memory of Kehillah alumna, Tammy Toth, z”l. Once again, it was an extraordinary event! Tammy graduated from Kehillah in the pioneer class of 2006. She was...

Mr. Marmer’s Midrash Class Special Guest

Today, in Mr. Marmer’s Midrash class, students video chatted with a fabulous singer and award-winning poet, Alicia Jo Rabins. Alicia produced the “Girls in Trouble” project – a cycle of songs about female Biblical characters. She sang, read poems, and…

Kehillah Engineering Class Final Projects

As the first semester draws to a close, the 11 students in Kehillah’s Engineering-1 course shared their projects. The course uses Arduino as the basic building block and leverages the resources of Kehillah’s Laboratory for Engineering Arts to incorporate hands-on...

Joe’s Violin – Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival – Visits Kehillah in Palo Alto

This year, in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Silicon Valley Film Festival visited Kehillah regarding its recent feature, Academy Award-nominated short documentary, Joe’s Violin. The film is about how a donated violin forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, Joe Feingold, and...

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Featured on InMenlo Blog

Check-out senior, Jake Scharfman, featured on the InMenlo blog!  

Kehillah Cross-Country PSAL Championship Update – Go Rams!

Congratulations to senior, Elyse Folkman, for winning a medal in last week's Cross-Country PSAL championships! Elyse qualified for CCS and finished in the 1st team. All of the "Running Rams" showed great character, and all finished overcoming hurdles such as falling on...

Kehillah Chess Club Competes in Palo Alto Chess Tournament

Three members of the Kehillah chess club took part in a local tournament this past Sunday. Daniel Mendelevich won first place in his category, with 2.5 points from 3 games, and boosted his chess rating by 24 points. Jacob Goldman lost the...

Fancy KabShab Challahday at Kehillah #theshabbatproject

This past Friday, students hosted a “Fancy KabShab Challahday” in honor of The Shabbos Project, an international movement that brings communities together every year for the Shabbat of Oct. 27-28. Everyone wore fancy clothes, sat together at tables covered in white...

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Sukkot (Fall Harvest Celebration) 2017 at Kehillah

This year, we began Sukkot festivities with some experiential programming and pizza lunch in our giant Sukkah! After a schoolwide introduction to the holiday of Sukkot, students broke into groups and were given a classroom to set up their “Sukkah.”...

Myra Strober, Professor of Education, Emerita, School of Education, Visits Ms. Shandrovsky’s Class

Myra Strober, Professor of Education, Emerita, School of Education To kick off the unit on "Feminist Superheroines" in Feminism and Jewish Law and Tradition, Ms. Shandrovsky's class, read chapter 2 of the book "Sharing the Work: What my Family and...

Lunchtime Tech Talk with Professor Fixler, Director of the Nano Center at Bar Ilan University

A huge thank you, to Professor Fixler, member of the Faculty of Engineering and the director of the Nano Center at Bar-Ilan University, for visiting and chatting with The Kehillah Tech Club today during lunch! Professor Fixler is going to be...

Hap-BEE Jewish New Year From Kehillah

Hap-BEE Jewish New Year! (5778)🐝 Bees! 🍯 Honey! 🍎 Happy New Year! A huge thank you, to Bees At Home beekeepers for saving bees lives on a daily basis and teaching us all about it! Doug, from Bees At Home, visited us at Kehillah today in honor of...

The Kehillah Collective – 1st Edition

Welcome to the first edition of The Kehillah Collective. We are excited to share this new channel for parents to learn more about the academic program here at Kehillah. We intend to publish The Kehillah Collective three times a year,...

Kehillah Music Room Videos (Week of September 5th)

We've barely started school and the music room is already rockin'! Check out our most recent "Ram Jams" below... Waiting on the World to Change (by John Mayer) Lunchtime Mindfulness Drum Circle

Kehillah Students and Staff Work Together Restoring Coastal Habitats

The students and staff of Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto recently spent the day working together on a habitat restoration service learning project in Half Moon Bay. The project focused on removing invasive, non-native plants. The marine terraces...

First Day, All-School Eclipse Viewing, and Back-to-School Picnic Pictures

What an extraordinary first day of school! Our hearts are full with all of the students back on campus, although the sun had its own idea of what the word "full" meant for today. The day began with an all-school assembly where...

Kehillah Bridge Club Success

Congrats to the Kehillah Bridge Club for their recent success at the Youth North American Bridge Championship! 6 Kehillah kids participated in this year's competition, which was held in Toronto at the end of July. Ariel Flaster (class of '17)...

Alumni Turning Rich Traditions Into Decadent Ice Cream

"Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset." Meanwhile, Saadi Halil (Class of '08) at San Francisco's Hometown Creamery, is making ice cream out of...

Kehillah Programming Teams Place in Worldwide Computer Security Competition

Kehillah took two teams to the PACTF annual online computer security competition for middle and high school students this past April. It is run in a ‘Capture the Flag’  (CTF) format, where participants must hack, decrypt, reverse, or solve increasingly challenging security puzzles in order to…

Class of 2017 Graduation Pictures and Video

2017 Graduation was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended and helped out at this year's graduation ceremony. We are truly fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive community! Kehillah graduation is one of those events that shows...

Mission Biosphere – Hydroponic Buckets

Ms. Vicenty’s Biology class is doing an interdisciplinary project with Mr. Kelley to apply the ecology concepts they are studying in class to hydroponic buckets. Students have been split into teams and decided what variables they wanted to test and…

Kehillah Latin Team Success!

The Kehillah Latin Team, led by Dr. Janda, recently competed in the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) and were very successful! Kehlllah sent 8 students. There were over 1500 kids there from all over the state. There are a variety…

Kehillah Students Sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC

On March 26, after months of rehearsing, 400 teens in the HaZamir International Jewish High School Choir took the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City. Three of those teens are Kehillah students! Kol…

Marine Biology Class – Aquarium Project

Ms. Gibbon’s Marine Biology class is in the middle of an extraordinary project. The class has been broken up into four teams. Each team has been assigned to research and set up a saltwater aquarium and blog about it. The…

Peace, Love & Kehillah – Staff Appreciation Week 2017

It’s staff appreciation week at Kehillah! Thank you, to the Kehillah Parent Association (KPA) for putting together such a groovy week of events. ✌️ ❤️   We love our teachers and staff! ✌️ ❤️ #whyilovekehillah #staffappreciationweek2017 A post shared by…

Sophomore, Jodi McElvain, Recites 400 Digits of Pi!

It’s March 14th (3/14), which means we had our annual Pi celebration at Kehillah! Lunch was Pi themed, we all ate Pie for dessert, and Reflective Practice was an all-school assembly where the Pi competition commenced! Kol HaKavod to sophomore,…

Boys Basketball Moves Ahead in CCS Tournament

The Rams rode the energy of senior guard Yuval Luria and the dynamic scoring duo of Manor and senior Sam Feldman to a surprising 48-34 victory over host Mid-Peninsula in a Division V contest that meant a lot to both…

Indoor Farming in the Laboratory for Engineering Arts

Mad scientist? Nope. That’s Mr. Kelley, designing programming curriculum around indoor farming. We’re waiting on a few mint seeds to sprout. Mr. Kelley and his students have recently added a few indoor farming projects to the Laboratory for Engineering Arts….

One Billion Rising at Kehillah

Every year, Kehillah participates in One Billion Rising. It is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women…

Tech Club Visits Facebook

On Friday, December 9, the Kehillah Tech Club visited Facebook's campus. During their visit, they spent time with an engineering manager who talked about his work. They also learned about Oculus 3D Virtual Reality technology and had a hands-on demonstration....

National Merit Scholars

Mazel Tov to Kehillah seniors Matthew Capelouto, Ariel Flaster, and Rena Silverman for being named Commended Students as part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of approximately 1.6 million juniors who took the PSAT Examination last year, these three…

Social Action: Toiletries Drive with JFCS

Thank you to those who participated in the Student Government's community service project with the Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.

VIDEO: Block 9 “Ram Jam”

Check out this throwback to Back to the Future brought to you by Mr. Romero's block 9 band. Wait for sophomore, Alex Bajot's, nod to Marty McFly at 2:30.

Mr. Romero’s block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers “Whip It” by Devo

Mr. Romero’s block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers “Whip It” by Devo

VIDEO: Block 2 Blues/Jazz/Folk/World Class

Mr. Romero's block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers "Whip It" by Devo

Kehillah Tech Club

Picture: Kehillah Tech Club programming Arduinos during a lunchtime club meeting.

Kehillah Students at Zionism 3.0 Conference

Pictured: Kehillah juniors and seniors with Israeli Consul General of the Northwest Region, Andy David, at this past weekend's Zionism 3.0 conference at the OFJCC.

Art Project Turning Heads in the Hallway

The students were given a piece of paper and a pen. They had 3 requirements: fill the page, use ALL of the ink in the pen, and do so with 1, continuous line.

KPA Presents on Mon. 9/12

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Being a Parent at a Jewish School But Were Afraid to Ask – Led by Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D.

Help us welcome a Grammy-winning artist in our newly upgraded Black Box Theater!

Join us for Culture Grinds III ft: Grammy-winning Klezmer trumpet legend & Glenn Hartman of The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars

First day of school!

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. Opening doors, eating donuts, giant balloon arch, 215 smiling students… that’s how we do it here at Kehillah!

Kehillah Upgrades Featured on Palo Alto Online

"In the last three years, the various metrics the school tracks around enrollment — inquiries, open-house attendance and shadow days — have 'gone through the roof,' Kleinberg told the Weekly."

Dr. Zachi Baharav, Ph.D.

Math Teacher/ Computer Science

Summer Alumni Event

Celebrating Kehillah's first 10 year reunion – the Class of 2006! See pictures here…

Graduation 2016

Photos and videos from this year's graduation – check them out!

Paz Brill

KPA Co-Chair

Judy Kitt

KPA Co-Chair

Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Please join us for Kehillah's Class of 2016 graduation ceremony with commencement speaker, Larry Kramer.

Winners of the Kehillah Poetry Contest!

Congrats to the winners of the Kehillah poetry contect. Click to see who won and check out their submissions.

Mark Treitel Wins 2016 National Merit scholarship

Students were honored by a panel of judges to have the "strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies."

Junior Sam Aguirre Wins 1st Place!

Sam recently competed in Montana at a Level 9 Western Nationals. She won 1st place, all-around, for her age group!

Kehillah Rocks 2016!

Join us at this year's Gala Celebrating our Music Program and Honoring Music Teachers Tony Quartuccio and Tom Romero.

Kehillah Baseball Wins!

Kol HaKavod to the Kehillah baseball team for winning their first PSAL baseball league game on Thursday, April 7th!

Israel Trip Article in InMenlo Blog

Junior, Lauren Kelmar, wrote a lovely piece about Kehillah's class trip to Israel. It is featured in InMenlo's very popular local blog!

URINETOWN: The Musical

A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Kehillah Latin Teams Win 2nd Place Overall at CAJCL

Just after school trips, Kehillah Latin teams competed in the CAJCL (California Junior Classical League) State Convention at Woodbridge High School in Irvine.

Cindy Pierce – Social Sexuality Educator and Comic Storyteller

An educational night giving parents perspective and information so that they can better navigate cultural, media and peer pressures, particularly around their social lives and sexual relationships.

Teach With Africa Visitors

Please help us welcome Vuyelwa Poni and Nontokozo Thango to our community! We are one of seven Bay Area schools partnering with the San Francisco-based organization Teach With Africa to bring South African educators to our school.

Pi Day Challenge

Freshman, Jodi McElvain, recited 386 numbers in Pi! It was truly extraordinary. Watch the video…